DWI head on crash; Pittsburg, Kan. man had no DL, no insurance, and wasn’t driving in his own lane state Missouri State Highway Patrol

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WACO, Mo. (Jasper County) — Just before 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jasper County Emergency Communications were alerted to reports of a head on collision on MO-171 near Maple Road, north of Carl Junction. 

Jasper County Deputies, Carl Junction Fire, METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Asbury Fire and Rescue supported with traffic control. 

TRAFFIC AT TIME OF CRASH. PATTERNS OF RED MEAN STOPPED VEHICLES ON ROADWAY, MO-171. BLUE DOT NOTES ABOUT WHERE CRASH OCCURRED.

Cpl. B. Crockett of Troop D tells us on scene that two vehicles traveling on MO-171 were involved. A white Kia traveling south (towards Joplin) crossed over the center line and collided with a yellow Jeep in the northbound lane, head on. 

The 2010 Kia Optima was being driven by, Kaston Juda, of Pittsburg, Kansas. He suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Freeman West in Joplin.

He crossed the center line striking a Carthage, Missouri, woman head on, in her lane. Payten Wiayrak, 20, was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to Freeman West in Joplin.

Both were wearing seat belts.

S&S Towing were summoned to remove vehicles from the roadway. Traffic was released about 2:35 p.m.

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